This phrase from this morning's Divine Office struck me.
What better way is there to describe God?
His mercy is bottomless. He loves us. He longs to forgive.
When we tilt our faces even slightly to God, He rushes in. Have you ever noticed this?
Jesus describes God as the father who searches the horizon for his lost son, longing for his return. When the father spots the son, though he is still far away, the father runs to him, arms outstretched, ready for a full embrace*.
In my own life, God rushes in and fills me when I incline my face to Him, even now. I am not worthy of this, yet His love compels Him. Years ago, when my foolishness caused me to stray, He waited for me, searching the horizon for my return. Where would I be if not for this?
I pray that tomorrow, on Divine Mercy Sunday, many will come to know His bottomless mercy, and that we who have received it will pray for those still on the way.
*Check out the story of the Prodigal Son in St. Luke chapter 15.